JUST IN: Over 200 University of Ghana students quarantined after one Student tested Positive for COVID-19

Over 200 students of the University of Ghana have been quarantined after they were identified for coming into contact with a colleague who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

This was disclosed by the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh as he was addressing the press on Tuesday.

The University of Ghana student who tested positive for the virus is among the first ten imported confirmed cases in the country.

The student is said to be a level 300 international student studying Pharmacy.

She arrived in the country after spending about 10 days on an international trip.

Since testing positive for the virus, Health Officials have been tracing all individuals who have come into contact with her.

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Meanwhile, a close study partner of the said student has tested negative for the virus.

The Education Minister has also asked schools to fully comply with the President’s directive that all educational facilities should be closed down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

He explained that the directive was not only targetted to public institutions but privately-owned ones too.

Matthew Opoku Prempeh has warned that any institution that refuses to send their students home, does so at their own risk.

Ghana’s coronavirus case count increases to 52

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Ghana, stood at 52 as the Health Minister disclosed that some 25 persons who have been mandatorily quarantined have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The 25 new cases were confirmed among the 1,030 people who are under mandatory quarantine in the country after arriving at the Kotoka International Airport hours to the deadline for the closure of the country’s borders.

“Out of the 185 test results received, we have 25 of those quarantined tested positive. If we add on to the earlier number of 27, it means we have 52 people testing positive in our country at the moment,” Kwaku Agyemang Manu said.

The sector Minister says that the 25 new patients have been handed over to the case management team and are being sent to various isolation centres for treatment.

“We have deployed psychologists to have chats with them. We are also in the process of handing them over to case management teams we have set up and they have started taking them to isolation centers for treatment,” he said.



Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor

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